More Primary Sources Added from GB McClellan

I'm continuing my effort to add all the papers and telegrams of Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, who organized the first expedition into Virginia after the outbreak of hostilities, from May to July 1861. Most these new sources pertain to the skirmish at Philippi and the events over the following month. Unfortunately, the primary sources…

Organization of Virginia Militia Units in June 1861

Robert E. Lee's General Orders Number 24, issued at the Headquarters of Virginia Forces in Richmond on June 1, 1861, sought to clarify Virginia's militia organization as it continued to mobilize throughout the state. A Civil War Era regiment consisted of smaller units called companies raised from the same general geographic area (sometimes several adjacent…

Primary Sources Added from GB McClellan

It's impossible to tell the complete story of the opening months of the Civil War in Virginia without citing the papers and telegrams of Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, who organized the first expedition into Virginia after the outbreak of hostilities. Most of this correspondence can be found in the venerable tomes of The War…

The Civil War in America, Engagement between the 71st New York and an Alabama Regiment at the Battle of Bull Run. Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 31 August 1861.

Updates: Unit and Casualty Tables

I started experimenting with adding unit and casualty tables to the battle pages. Here is an example from the Battle of Philippi page: Opposing Forces Virginia (Confederate) Col. George A. PorterfieldUnionBrig. Gen. Thomas A. Morris9th VA Infantry BN1st VA Infantry (Union)25th VA Infantry Regt2nd VA Infantry (Union)31st VA Infantry Regt6th IN Infantry Regt11th VA Cavalry7th…